Stacy Garlington

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Inspiration came during a close encounter with a humpback whale in a kayak near Maui; an experience that forever changed her life. Since then Stacy Garlington spends much of her time studying the art of photography and creating images using small aerial drones. 


Stacy noted the tremendous potential of aerial photography during the early stages of the budding small drone industry. She began to create impactful images using basic camera skills. Her work is now published in both Forbes and TIME magazines -- examples of the new perspective achievable using this technology.


“I never had a formal education, so how did I end up with an office in both Silicon Valley and Shenzhen China?  I had a dream and I made a choice to pursue what made me happy.”


Stacy now works full time as Product Experience Specialist at DJI, the world’s leading developer of consumer and commercial drones.  She continues to teach thousands of people worldwide how to experience the freedom of flight while operating their cameras in the sky. 

Stacy's Courses

  • A Brief Introduction to Drones

    Instructors: Randy Braun, Stacy Garlington
    In these series of videos learn how to use drones to enhance your photography as well as your photography business. The director of product experience with DJI, Randy Braun, and product specialist, Stacy Garlington, cover the basics of drones from guidelines to etiquette and how to incorporate drones to leverage your photography business.
  • Buying Your Drone: What You Need to Know – Randy Braun & Stacy Garlington

    Instructors: Randy Braun, Stacy Garlington
    Buying a drone? Watch the video and learn which features you should be looking for when buying your first drone from Randy Braun, director product experience with DJI, and Stacy Garlington, product specialist with DJI. • Important key features to look for: price, camera and lens quality, etc. • How to choose a drone that fits your needs
  • Drone Safety, Rules & Etiquette – Randy Braun & Stacy Garlington

    Instructors: Randy Braun, Stacy Garlington
    So you want to fly a drone? First learn the safety, rules and proper flying etiquette before you take flight. Randy and Stacy will discuss the basic safety procedures that go into flying a drone. This episode will also briefly explain the FAA flight rules and regulations. • Creating a checklist prior to taking flight • Understanding proper flight etiquette • Quick overview of FAA rules • Understanding the difference between commercial use versus hobby/recreational use
  • Drones: Hardware Components & the DJI Go App – Randy Braun & Stacy Garlington

    Instructors: Randy Braun, Stacy Garlington
    In this video, Randy and Stacy give a brief overview of the DJI drone hardware components as well as their DJI Go App. Take a quick tour of the DJI Go App and learn the internal functions of what goes into drone flight. • Get a quick glance into the DJI Go App • Learn the basic components of the DJI drone
  • Flying Your Drone – Randy Braun & Stacy Garlington

    Instructors: Randy Braun, Stacy Garlington
    Curious about what goes into flying a drone? Watch this episode as Stacy shows you a basic overview of flying a drone from the pre-flight checklist to take-off and landing. Get a quick glance at what a drone can do. • Basic steps of take-off and landing • Overview of pre-flight procedures • Learn basic drone flight terminology
  • Using Drones in Your Photography Business – Randy Braun & Stacy Garlington

    Instructors: Randy Braun, Stacy Garlington
    Join Randy and Stacy from DJI, explain the added value drones can generate to your photography business. Learn how to broaden your client base and expand your line of services. • Generate extra income • Learn the many uses for drone photography
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